Two letters, 1683-1684, one concerning the improvement of the county of Cornwall, the second concerning a new river-way.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 50
- Dates of Creation1683-1684
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Charles Morton was born in Pendavy, Cornwall in 1626/7. Educated at Wadham College Oxford University, he became Rector of Blisland in 1655. In 1686 he emigrated to New England, USA, where he became Minister of Charlestown. In 1697 he was appointed first Vice President of Harvard College. He died there in 1698.
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N. J. Seeley, 'Two Autograph MSS of Charles Morton in the University of London Library.' ( In the Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall Vol 5, pt. 1 ) Copy at [S] CC25.75 (P.C. 1)
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